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V-1 missile
German missile of World War II.
V-2 missile
German liquid-fueled ballistic missile of World War II, forerunner of modern space launch vehicles (see also rocket) and long-range missiles.
Vaal River
River, South Africa.
Preparation containing either killed or weakened live microorganisms or their toxins, introduced by mouth, by injection, or by nasal spray to stimulate production of antibodies against an infectious agent.
Space within a cell that is empty of cytoplasm, lined with a membrane, and filled with fluid.
Space in which there is no matter or in which the pressure is so low that any particles in the space do not affect any processes being carried on there.
vacuum tube
Electron tube consisting of a sealed glass or metal enclosure from which the air has been withdrawn.
Vadim (Plemiannikov), Roger
French film director.
City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 1,306,035), southeastern Gujarat state, west-central India.
City (pop., 1997 est.: 5,000), capital of Liechtenstein.
Vaganova, Agrippina (Yakovlevna)
Russian ballet dancer and teacher.
Genital canal in females.
Inflammation of the vagina.
Act of wandering about without employment or identifiable means of support.
Váh River
River, western Slovakia.
Town (pop., 2000: 4,531), west-central Colorado, U.S.
In Mahayana and tantric Buddhism, the supreme buddha who is the cosmic counterpart of Sakyamuni in his teaching mode.
One of the six orthodox systems, or darshans, of Indian philosophy.
Worship of Vishnu as the supreme deity, as well as of his incarnations, mainly Rama and Krishna.
Third highest of the four varnas of India.
King of Siam (Thailand; 1910–25).
Vajpayee, Atal Bihari
Leader of India's pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and prime minister of India in 1996 and from 1998 to 2004.
Five-pronged ritual object extensively employed in the ceremonies of Tibetan Buddhism.
Form of tantric Buddhism that emerged in India in the first millennium AD and spread to Tibet, where it is the predominant tradition in Tibetan Buddhism.
Vakataka dynasty
Indian ruling house that originated in the central Deccan in the mid-3rd century AD.
Valdemar I
King of Denmark (1157–82).
Valdemar IV Atterdag
King of Denmark (1340–75).
French religious leader.
Valdés Leal, Juan de
Spanish painter.
Valdivia, Pedro de
Spanish conquistador.
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